News Release

For Release: Jan. 16, 2007
Contact: Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332
CA-N-07-24

BLM Announces Openings for Summer "Weed Warrior" Jobs

The Bureau of Land Management has announced summer job openings for "weed warriors" who will work to combat the spread of invasive and noxious weeds on public land in northeast California and far northwest Nevada.

The BLM's Alturas, Surprise (Cedarville) and Eagle Lake (Susanville) field offices plan to fill nine positions for a work season that begins in mid May and runs for up to six months. The agency expects to fill five jobs in Susanville and two each in the Alturas and Cedarville locations.

Applications must be filed via the internet by Friday, Feb. 23.

Job descriptions and applications are available at https://jobs1.quickhire.com/scripts/BLM.exe. Jobs are listed under the title Range Aid/Technician (Weeds), under the announcement number NHRMC-2007-0016.

Weed warriors work in rugged back country locations to locate, map and apply treatments to weeds that threaten wildlife habitat and productivity of the land. Crews work four 10-hour days per week. Members must be able to operate manual-transmission four-wheel-drive pickup trucks. They should have strong communication and map reading skills. Experience with global positioning systems equipment is helpful.

Because work is performed in hot weather and in rugged terrain, crew members must be in good physical condition.

For more information contact Mike Dolan in the Alturas Field Office, (530) 233-4666; Alan Uchida in the Surprise Field Office, (530) 279-6101; or Josh Gibbs in the Eagle Lake Field Office, (530) 252-5318.

-BLM-

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